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One huge step every great boss takes
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The difference in how employees respond when you take this one step is huge. Praise should always reward, motivate, and inspire to the fullest extent possible. Make employees come to you, or inconvenience them in some way, or somehow implicitly show your time is more valuable, and the impact is much less powerful. More

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Great ideas bosses never hear
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Leaders need to hear from employees on the front lines — those who interact with customers, who collaborate across organizational boundaries or with suppliers, who face the challenges of developing new products. Many of these employees have relevant things to say. But they don't speak up, either because they fear repercussions or they think it's pointless. More

How do you lead when no one wants to follow?
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As George F. Brown, Jr. observes, "the single biggest cause of failed strategies is employee resistance to change." Brown is CEO of Blue Canyon Partners, a Chicago consulting firm that advises Fortune 500 companies on how to make change stick. He recently completed an exhaustive research project on what works and what doesn't. The study yielded four main conclusions. More

Collaboration is the new competition
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Leaders and organizations are acknowledging that even their best individual efforts can't stack up against today's complex and interconnected problems. They are putting aside self-interests and collaborating to build a new civic infrastructure to advance their shared objectives. It's called collective impact and it's a growing trend across the country. More

5 areas you must audit on your website
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Your website is your storefront online. It needs to be flawless and be a selling machine for your business. There are some areas of your site that are critical that must be reviewed often to ensure your website is working for you. More

Bubank, California City Council votes to move forward with retail pet sale ban
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The Burbank City Council has decided to proceed with efforts to draft an ordinance to ban the retail sale of dogs and cats within the city. Earlier this year, the City of Burbank Community Development Committee was assigned the task of compiling a report consisting of different options on how to address a ban. The Committee presented its report at the Oct. 16 City Council meeting and it was decided by a 3-2 vote to proceed with the ban. As the ordinance is pending introduction by the City Council, PIJAC will be on the lookout for the language and public hearing date when it becomes available. More

Pet owners confused on pet nutrition, petfood labeling, petMD finds
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A recent petMD survey about pet nutrition found that pet owners are confused about the nutritional needs of their dogs and cats. Although 57 percent of pet owners surveyed said they look at pet food labels for information about the pet food's ingredients, the survey found pet owners often misinterpret the information on the labels. More

Animal Supply expands with purchase of Summit Pet
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Growing larger by the month, Seattle-based Animal Supply Co. acquired another distributor this week, expanding into the East Coast with the addition of Summit Pet Product Distributors. Terms were not disclosed other than a notice that Summit Pet president Jay Joyce, senior vice president Mike Copeland and the company's managing partners became equity investors in Animal Supply. More

Dogs are the 'ideal fitness partner'
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If one of your New Year's resolutions is to get fit this year, then dog walking is a great way of increasing physical activity and may help reduce rates of obesity, making pets the ideal fitness partner for the year ahead, says Mars Petcare. Walking with friends, family or a pet can act as a great motivator; doctors and vets can be consulted on the best way to approach exercise for those starting from scratch. More

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